As I began my new job, I was instructed to start working on campus, which to be honest was a relief as working from home, or should I say being micromanaged from home was getting to be a real chore. I was also getting really tired of having to check in and out for every fucking thing I did, including asking to have time to use the bathroom. Yes you heard that right, I had to let my former supervisor when I was leaving my “post” to use the bathroom. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I wrote that one of my maternal aunts had come down with the virus, she has underlying conditions such as diabetes and repertory issues. She came through okay, but she told me she wouldn’t wish this virus on anyone, not even her worst enemy. But my aunts a good person so she thinks like that and I’m glad she considers those types of things.
On Friday, my youngest son told me he was going to go get tested because he said he lost his sense of taste and smell and he said he thought it might be allergies. He does get them and bad. At the beginning of every spring and summer he suffers through sneezing, runny nose etc.
I was scared because I didn’t want it to be true, so I reassured him that it was allergies but it was better to be safe than sorry. This morning he called me because his PCP called to tell him his test came back positive. My youngest and middle sons don’t live with me, and I only see them once a week. But this shit has me scared out of my mind because just last week someone here in El Paso died, a young man who was only 31 died of this goddamned virus. Now, I don’t know if this young man had any underlying conditions that caused his demise or if the virus just ravaged his body to the point of death.
My son is 25, and has no underlying conditions, but that does not make this any easier to take in. As a mother I’m fucking worried sick because he’s my son, he’s my baby and there is nothing worse than seeing your child sick with something the medical community hasn’t found a vaccine for as of yet. He tells me not to worry because the only symptom he has is loss of taste and smell, but that doesn’t reassure me whatsoever. He works facilities services at my old university and he says he doesn’t know where he might have come into contact with this virus. He said that his department have taken every precaution to stay safe, wearing the light hazmat suits, masks, gloves and protective eye wear. He washes his hands so often he says that he now carries lotion in his car, backpack and keeps it in his desk and locker at work. He hasn’t even gone to the gym because he’s not entirely sure they are safe to go back so he’s been working out from home. And yet he still got sick and he nor I know how this happened.
Stay safe everyone, and WEAR YOUR MASK!! This is one angry and worried Huntress, over and out!